Al Gore and the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have been jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
Climate change is an issue that affects all of us, and one that we should all be involved in. It is no longer a political issue, but a human issue. The efforts of Gore and the IPCC are intended to positively affect all our lives. Their intention is to make the world a better place by showing us what we can do to reduce our impact on the planet.
Energy and food production are the largest contributors of CO2 and other harmful pollutants. Currently, consumers have limited choices for their energy providers. Expanding research and availability of energy choices is not only more beneficial to the environment, but emphasizes some benefits of capitalism – competition and consumer choice. Demanding healthier food, and fair working conditions for those who produce it is another way for consumers to positively impact the planet.
As the environment continues to be a hot topic, I look forward to seeing continued efforts to improve our abilities to positively change the way we see energy and consumption.
Congratulations to Al Gore and the IPCC!